A MAN had to be cut from his car as three people were taken to hospital after a crash.
The 20-year-old driver of a red Citroen DS3 car was removed from the vehicle after a crash involving a man and a women in a silver Peugeot 307 at the junction of Kilnhouse Lane and Queensway, St Annes at 12.10pm yesterday.
Fire crews from St Annes used hydraulic machinery to take both doors off the right side of the Citroen and remove the man, closing the road for 45 minutes.
All three were taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
The Peugeot driver and passenger were both treated for minor chest, shoulder and wrist injuries, while the driver of the Citroen – who was alone in the car – was given a precautionary check-up for whiplash.
Two ambulances attended the scene and four police cars were also used to direct traffic away from the incident.
Electrician John Roberts, 45, who lives on Kilnhouse Lane, said: “I’m not surprised something as major as this has happened because it is a very busy junction. I hear about near misses all the time on that road and this was bad. It’s lucky nobody was killed.”
Graham Jones, 27, also from Kilnhouse Lane, added: “I heard the sirens and it looked terrible. It is a busy road because it links Blackpool and St Annes, but I’ve never seen anything as bad as that.”
Crew manager Steve Morley, from St Annes Fire Station, told The Gazette: “There was one male trapped when we got here and he was suffering from back pain and neck pain.
“We were working while the road was closed for 30-40 minutes and it was quite a serious accident.”